Terence Baier

AKI Enschede


Comfort Zone


Comfort zone; a situation in which you feel comfortable and in which your ability and determination are not being tested: Rock climbing pushes many people beyond their comfort zones. (Cambridge Dictionary). Whenever people use the phrase ‘comfort zone’, it’s most likely being used to oppose a situation and/or place that is offered. Which led me to rebuild certain ‘comfort zones’. Coming to the conclusion that the comfort zone, we refer to, represents a hazing ritual which familiarizes us with the ‘comfort’ it brings. We are but unidentified animals, struggling in our comfort cages.




Stef Tervelde

ArtEZ Arnhem


Immersive Computing


General purpose computing has exploded into a worldwide network of computers. Processors are the main hub for all these computational processes. They power a vast range of activities, but to actually look inside a running processor is difficult. To give more insight into the computational process, this installation runs a custom-built simulated processor. Free of the limitations of the physical world, this processor can be examined during operation. The processor is presented in Virtual Reality in order to create a feeling of presence. Visitors are able to get an almost physical experience of the computational processes that are being presented.



Katerina Gaidamaka

KABK Den Haag


Post Soviet aesthetics in Lar’ok
(How much the definition is in the eye of beholder, and how much the perception is determined by existing stereotypes)
“The new East in contemporary visual culture is not a reflection of a real space but more a multi-layered myth.” Nowadays East is as another world to explore new aesthetes to toy with as nowhere else can we find such a collision of the West and the East. The Internet is full of slumming fascination on “ugly” eastern aesthetics, while for me as a Ukrainian it is part of our history and context. Why is there a certain aesthetic attached to the new East and why does it suddenly seem so attractive? I am answering these questions by visualizing the context behind so-called “post-soviet aesthetics” functioning as a satirical tour on identity and cultural swapping.


Eurico Sá Fernandes

Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam




A tensor is a basic building block of modern machine learning and AI (artificial intelligence). At its core, it is a data container which can contain multiple dimensions.

‘Tensor’ examines the potential impact that blockchain database characteristics can have on AI. Touching upon the politics of Big Data, it considers a decentralised planetary database to be a step to further unlock the potential of AI and new prosthetics